I had a recommendation from SBS to watch Wings of Desire, a Wim Wenders film set in West Berlin filmed in 1987, but judging by the amount of empty sites I would have said 1970’s because West Berlin was always prosperous whereas East Berlin was grey and boring.
This is about 2 angels who look down on humanity and muse on humanity’s foibles and failing, until one, played by Bruno Ganz falls in love with a trapeze artiste with a magnificent mane of hair.
Also stars Peter Falk who’s come to Berlin to make a movie set during WW2, and who has an extremely interesting past…of course, everyone recognises him as Columbo.
David and Margaret raved about this…it’s largely in black and white, but I’m afraid I find German films to be a touch lugubrious. It’s not that easy to follow. They don’t have the joie de vivre that the French and Spanish can produce, although of course, they both do some pretty noir stuff.
You’ll all know Bruno Ganz from his many starring roles…as the Gold Coast president raging about why GC didn’t pick up Dyson Heppel, as Andrew Demetriou raging about the saga.
In reality, he played Hitler in The Downfall.